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Lea, an unpaid carer set to benefit from Csre for the Carers' new support groups (photo: Care for the Carers).

Catering for dementia sufferers and their carers

In a new initiative Care for the Carers is launching support groups for unpaid carers of people with dementia. The groups will be based in three East Sussex towns, including Bexhill. Meanwhile Music for the Memory has released dates for the forthcoming meetings of its Battle singing group for dementia sufferers. Nick Terdre reports.

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Mobilise to save our NHS!

Under the scorching sun 50,000 people marched through London last weekend to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS and to fight for its survival.  Despite government promises of an extra £20 billion, there is widespread concern that without grassroots mobilisation, this much cherished institution will be run down and privatised, as Lucette Davies of East Sussex Save the NHS Campaign explains.

Posted 18:03 Monday, Jul 9, 2018 In: Health Matters
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DWP “dishonesty” exposed by benefits survey

Local benefits advice agency HARC has published the results of a survey undertaken by Julie Eason, an independent consultant working in East Sussex. HARC has been undertaking these surveys since 2010, on average every two years.

Posted 20:00 Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 In: Health Matters
SHINE lantern walk

Hastings residents shine on cancer awareness

Earlier in May, around fifty local residents participated in a night time lantern parade between Ore Community Centre and Downs Farm Community Centre, including the Mayor of Hastings, Councillor Judy Rogers. The event was organised by Hastings and Rother Community Cancer Awareness Project to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and involve local people in sharing the message. Chris Cooper writes.

The Lantern Trail route

Hastings Lantern Trail shines a light on cancer

Residents of Hastings and Rother will be lighting up the streets on Friday 11 May with a special night time lantern trail to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer. Report by Chris Cooper of Unique Improvements, a social enterprise that specialises in supporting community awareness of cancer.

Advice service

NHS helps thousands with benefits advice project

The Benefits & Debt Advice Project for Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea offers invaluable help and support to local people on a whole range of issues. HOT has been in contact with Project Manager Barry Cooper and is keen to spread the word of what this service offers to the community.

Photo by MaryBeth Haas of Miward Road

Food poverty in Hastings and St. Leonards: a snapshot

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Clio and Kat from Vista Study team

Volunteers needed for a youth mental health study

A pioneering new study, that considers the social relationships of adolescents who receive care from mental health services and young people who experience ‘hearing voices’, is looking for volunteers.

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